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The Plant Based Podcast

Apr 18, 2021

From the wild depths of Nigeria to the freezing cold temperatures of the arctic, and now to the Plant Based Podcast! Nelufar Hadayat – an award-winning journalist and presenter - sits down with Michael and Ellen to discuss everything from the reality of investigative journalism to her personal houseplant collection.

In part one, Nelufar reflects on her childhood in Afghanistan and how her experiences growing up helped to shape her career as a journalist highlighting environmental issues and cultural upheaval. Whilst talking about her series, The Traffickers, Nelufar shares her experience of discovering the black market of endangered trees and rare flowers – and her realisation of the true impact of this on other plants and their habitat. She also shares some of the dangers of investigative journalism, her experience visiting the Global Seed Vault and what it was like filming The Story of Gold with Morgan Freeman (yes, the Morgan Freeman!). 

In part two, Nelufar discusses her other TV series, Food Exposed, and reflects on how her perspective on food changed and what surprised her the most during filming. She also talks about what changes she’s noticed to food production as a result of climate change and the implications of animal agriculture.

Then Lee from Garden Ninja pops in for a gossip, and we have the latest foraging tips from Forage & Folklore and a delicious recipe from Joey and Katy Cook. 


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